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If your calves are too small or do not match, it can be a source of considerable embarrassment and self-consciousness. For men, small calves can look feminine and out of proportion with the rest of the body. Both men and women can lose volume in the calves after a medical condition or trauma.
Whatever your reason, calf augmentation can enlarge one or both calves by the surgical insertion of implants – either pre-molded or custom – to reshape the calves to your specifications. Calf implants can:
- Enhance the body’s contour and proportion when the calves have been deemed too small.
- Correct a loss in calf volume after trauma or other difficulty.
- Balance calf size when there is a significant difference between them.
- Restore shape after a medical condition has caused volume loss to the calves.
Drs. Hunstad and Kortesis have extensive experience performing calf augmentation for our patients with an eye toward a proportionate and natural-looking result.
What can calf augmentation do for me?
Calf augmentation can provide you with calves that are aesthetically pleasing, symmetrical, and in proportion to your upper legs.
What can I expect during calf augmentation?
Calf augmentation can usually be performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care in the unlikely event of an emergency. We also work with board-certified anesthesiologists.
Calf augmentation is accomplished by inserting a semisolid silicone implant below the strong tissues covering the muscle and above the functioning muscles. An incision is placed behind the knee, which will virtually disappear in months.
The shape and size of the calves prior to surgery will influence both the recommended treatment, as well as the final result.
How long does it take to recover from calf augmentation?
You might need to be off your feet for a couple of days after your surgery, and most people take about a week off from work. Most people feel back to normal within 3 weeks, and you should avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks.
You will be left with some bruising, swelling, and soreness. Keeping your legs elevated can help to reduce swelling, and you can take pain medication to relieve discomfort.
Of course, we will monitor your progress in follow-up examinations and answer any questions you have while you heal.
How long does calf augmentation last?
Calf augmentation is permanent.
Check out our Before and After Photo Gallery for real Calf Augmentation results at HK.
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If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your calves, call us today about calf augmentation in Charlotte, North Carolina.